Idris Elba denies playing James Bond. Dang it. After all of the rumors that came out last week, I was hoping it was true, but according to Idris Elba he will not be playing James Bond. As much as we would like to see him become the first black man to play bond, we may not get to see him in action…yet. Idris says he has not had any conversations with anybody connected to the James Bond movie. See What else he said.